Hatfield-McCoy Feud

Local/Regional News
1:15 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Artifacts Help Pinpoint Key Hatfield-McCoy Battle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Hatfield clan New Year's attack on Randolph McCoy's cabin marked a turning point in America's most famous feud - the homestead was set ablaze, and two McCoys were gunned down. Hatfield family members and supporters were soon thrown in jail.

Artifacts recently unearthed appear to pinpoint the location of the 1888 ambush in the woods of Pike County in eastern Kentucky. Excavators found bullets believed to have been fired by the McCoys in self-defense, along with fragments of windows and ceramic from the family's cabin.

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